Second School Choice window
The Pasco County Schools school choice application window will open at 8 .m. on April 12 and will close at 4:30 p.m. on April 19.
This second application window is for families who may have missed the January window or who have recently moved to Pasco County, according to a school district news release.
This application window is for select schools, grade levels, and programs, including STEM and STEAM magnet schools, Wendell Krinn Technical High School, Kirkland Ranch Academy of Innovation, Angeline Academy of Innovation, International Baccalaureate (IB), and the Cambridge Programme.
To see a full list of what is currently available, go to PascoSchools.org/schoolchoice.
Parents should pay attention to this important notice: If a student applied for school choice during the January application window and received an acceptance notification for next school year, applying during this second window will cancel their previous application. This will forfeit the seat previously accepted, or position on the waitlist, and the student will be assigned to their zoned school.
Saint Leo University and Moffitt Cancer Center will host a Community Expo on April 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Saint Leo campus, 33701 County Road 52 (formerly State Road 52) in St. Leo.
As Moffitt plans to begin construction on phase one of its Speros FL medical research park in Pasco County, it is partnering with Saint Leo to create job, internship and educational opportunities not only for Saint Leo students, but also surrounding community members.
Events will include a welcome by Dr. Ed Dadez, university president; remarks from Moffitt representatives; and a kickoff celebration, at 10 a.m., in the Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms of the Student Community Center (SCC).
For most of the day, the focus will be on careers and education, with a “Resume on the Run” resume review from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the SCC lobby and loggia.
There will be a career fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the same location.
Sessions offered will include:
- Exciting Opportunities at Moffitt and How Saint Leo Can Help You Get There
- Pasco Community Partnership Opportunities
- A presentation to be determined
A networking luncheon is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., in the boardrooms.
Saint Leo’s Wellness Center also will host a series of activities from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., devoted to healthy bodies and minds.
For more information and to register, visit Moffitt.org/SaintLeoCommunityExpo.
Sign language basics
The Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative will present “American Sign Language Basics” on April 17 at 6 p.m., virtually, for adults. Participants can join Jackie’s American Sign Language Crash Course, the library’s speaking deaf presenter, who will livestream and show the signs anyone can learn and use. The course will teach: how to ask for a person’s name, how to introduce yourself, and how to gain information about the person’s culture and communities. Registration is through the calendar feature online at HCPLC.org.
Pasco County Schools’ Countdown to Kindergarten has begun. All new student registration for the 2023-2024 must be completed online at Pasco.k12.fl.us/ssps/page/back-to-school-newcomer-guide.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to enroll your child, visit Pasco.k12.fl.us.
New kindergarteners will have their first opportunity to visit their school on April 17. The child’s school of enrollment will send information in the upcoming weeks.
If your child was enrolled in a Pasco County school as a VPK student, no further action is needed by parents at this time. VPK students will be connected to their home-zoned school prior to the start of the 2023-24 school year.
Pasco County Schools will host a virtual districtwide ESE/504 Parent Collaborative Network on April 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The meeting is to provide an opportunity to share new or important information and initiatives related to students with disabilities with an Individualized Education Plan or 504 plan, and to present topics in parent-identified areas of need. This is not an individual student meeting. For information and questions, email Jennifer Hykes at .
Living History Event
The Pioneer Florida Museum & Village, 15602 Pioneer Museum Road in Dade City, will host a Special Field Trip Day for its World War II Living History Event on April 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. only. Public, private and home-school students are welcome to attend. The field trip is not open to the public. Pre-registration is required at PioneerFloridaMuseum.org. Admission is $5 for students and chaperones. For information, visit PioneerFloridaMuseum.org, or call 352-567-0262.